Cleopatra Honey and Milk Bath
I was doing some research on Honey, the main ingredient of Thentix Skin Care Cream. Honey has an amazing number of uses. And a few thousand years ago it seems Cleopatra was using it for cosmetics. In my searching I found several recipes for her milk and honey recipe.
There are several all very similar recipes for this honey and milk bath all attibuted to Cleopatra. Some use powdered milk and some use regular milk – some whole and some skim. If you are going to have this sort of bath on any sort of regular basis then you may want to try different mixtures to find the one that you like the best. Once you have made the mixture, you will want to add different amounts to the bath – again – to see what you like the best. Nothing in any of the mixtures can be harmful.
Here’s the first:
1/4 Cup Powdered Milk
1/4 Cup Liquid Honey
1 teaspoon Jojoba Oil
You can add essential oils to your preference:
4 drops Rose Essential Oil
5 drops Patchouli Essential Oil
5 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil
In a large bowl, mix all ingredients thoroughly and add to your warm bath water.
And the second:
3.5 ounces Bicarbonate Soda
8 ounces Salt
3 pounds of Honey (that’s a heck of a lot of honey – I have not tried this volume of honey myself so…)
3 quarts Milk
How to Make Cleopatra’s Milk Bath
Dissolve bicarbonate soda and salt in a quart of water.
Dissolve the honey in milk.
Pour the soda and salt solution in the bath.
Mix and stir in the milk and honey.
The milk and honey make the skin soft an supple while the salt helps remove dead skin.
Soak in bath for about 20-30 minutes, rinse off (if present) any sticky residue from the honey and follow with a milk moisturizing cream.
And the third:
(The first three ingredients are pretty much the same as the first example with powdered milk and different volumes.)
1/2 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup raw honey
2 tsp jojoba oil
And a forth:
2 cups Powdered Milk
1/2 cup Bi-carbonate soda
1/2 cup Epsom salts
1/2 cup Honey
handful of Rose Petals
This one has a different combination of essential oils:
1 ml Geranium essential oil
.5 ml Mandarin essential oil
.5 ml Ylang Ylang essential oil
1 ml essential oils = 20 drops
1. Mix together powdered milk, bi-carb soda, epsom salts.
2. Heat honey just a little bit and add essential oils and mix thoroughly.
3. Then combine dry ingredients with honey mixture.
4. Once the mixture is well combined, then add a handful of Rose Petals.
Again, you will want to try the amounts that you want to use in your bath.
Here is a simple rinse for wrinkled skin
1 oz raw honey
1 cup skim milk
2 tsp aloe vera gel
combine ingredients in a jar and shake well. Apply to your face morning and evening with a cotton ball. Store mixture in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.